Joseph G. Brin
Joseph G. Brin is an architect, fine artist and writer based in Philadelphia. He covers Philadelphia architecture, design and culture for Metropolis Magazine. Brin has completed a graphic novel entitled "CAPONE!" and consults on visual narrative in the new field of graphic medicine. His architecture website can be seen HERE.
Ready your ray guns! Joe Brin blasts off from South Street with fond memories of the space-age toy store Rocketships & Accessories > more
An obscure Frank Furness gem sits vacant and unused in Mount Sinai Cemetery in Frankford. Joe Brin has the details of this Moorish discovery and thoughts on Furness, preservation, and urban development > more
A cooperative-run coffee and cocktail bar on Spring Garden Street goes deep for the W/N W/N. Joseph Brin has this story of building a business with consensus > more
Though prefabricated signs have become the norm, those of the hand-painted variety have made a bit of a comeback. But don't call it a comeback for Baker the Sign Man. Joe Brin goes behind the scenes at Baker, where they've been painting signs with a touch of gold by hand since 1870 > more
Sixteen years after the opening of Beau Monde, at Sixth and Bainbridge, the corner's evolution is near complete. Joe Brin has the story > more